How to Create a Territory Map

Territory mapping brings your data to life—whether your boundary lines are by state, county, zip code, area code or something in between. When you visualize your data, you can uncover geographic trends affecting your business. Clear, easy-to-read visualizations ensure you always have a pulse on insights.

Ready to take your spreadsheet data to the next level with Mapline? Follow these 8 simple steps to learn how to create a territory map:

  1. Open your map.
  2. Click “Add.”
  3. Select “Boundaries.”
  4. Select the boundary you want to add, such as “U.S. Zip Codes.”
  5. Select the “Fill Color” to add colors to your map. Choose from “Random Colors,” Uniform Color,” “Heatmap on Pins Inside Boundaries,” or “Paste Colors from a Spreadsheet.”
  6. Click “OK.”
  7. Click the label icon beside the territory set at the left sidebar if you want all the labels appear all at once.
  8. Now sit back and view your territory map!

Color Code Your Map Territories

Once you’ve created your territory map, take advantage of other mapping tools, such as color coding. Simply choose the colors that best represent your data. Follow these 6 steps to color code your territory map:

  1. Open your map.
  2. Click the arrow to the left of the territory boundary you want to edit.
  3. Click the drop-down menu next to the individual territory that you want to change.
  4. Select “Style.”
  5. Choose your color by selecting a preset color, or by clicking “Edit” and entering a hex code.
  6. Click “OK.”

 Greater visibility leads to stronger business decisions—from sales territory mapping to smarter marketing, targeted advertising and much more. Want to go even further inside your territories? While color coding helps you personalize your map, territory drawing offers deeper customization. If your territories don’t match up to Mapline’s available territories (e.g. states, zip codes, etc.), you can create custom shapes as needed for your project.

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With its user-friendly design, Mapline’s responsive platform helps you see your data with fresh eyes.  Ready to get started? Explore our plans and pricing. Or, contact us to learn more about how to create a territory map and move your business insights forward.

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